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nucleic acid


  collective name for DNA and RNA molecules found in every cell
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nucleic acids nucleic acid
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Nucleic acids were so named because they were originally discovered within the nucleus of cells, but they have since been found to exist outside the nucleus as well.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   nucleic acid , nucleotide [8] , allele [9]
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